Pär Lindgren

Swedish composer / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pär Lindgren (born 16 January 1952 in Gothenburg) is a Swedish composer and composition teacher, cited as one of Sweden's leading composers of electroacoustic music,[1] and one of the most important Swedish composers of orchestral music of his generation along with Jan Sandstrom, Anders Hillborg, and Anders Nilsson.[2]

Lindgren studied composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm (KMH) in the 1970s. Since 1980, he has taught at KMH and was professor of composition[3] there from 1998 until 2008. Since then, he has returned to being a lecturer. Adrian Knight and Marie Samuelsson were students of Lindgren.

Lindgren won the Christ Johnson Prize in 1987 and 1996.[citation needed]